Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

by Reuters
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:14 GMT

JERUSALEM, July 16 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons.

The military said after contacts with U.N. officials Israel has decided that "between 1000 (0700 GMT) and 1500 (1200 GMT) the Israeli military will cease operational activity with the Gaza Strip and hold its fire".

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Alison Williams)

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